You may have heard about the “Zero Day” internet explorer vulnerability (Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – CVE-2014-1776) in your local news outlets. As you may have heard, this vulnerability affects ALL versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer. In response to this Zero-Day Internet Explorer Vulnerability, Symantec (Norton) responded with a few tips to get yourself protected:
- Switch to an alternate browser (Norton users are protected, but may do so as an extra precaution).
- Ensure your Norton products are fully updated to get the latest protection against this bug.
- Remove Windows XP, upgrade to a supported Windows operating system and apply all security patches.
- Stick to browsing reputable websites and be wary of clicking on links in unsolicited email.
Enjoy the internet and stay safe!